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Unattended bonfire razes 18 houses in Butuan City By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga and JOEL PORTUGAL Correspondent

BU TUAN City––A small bonfire left unattended inside a house caused the November 29, 2013 conflagration that razed 18 houses and damaged an estimated P800,000 worth of properties in Purok 2B, Barangay Bading here. See FULL STORY, page 4

PH infra poorest in quality

BANGKOK––Thailand’s anti-government protesters on Tuesday were allowed to enter the Government House, which has been besieged over the past few days. The protesters stayed there for about half an hour before some of them started to leave. A Xinhua reporter saw about 3,000 protesters inside the compound. Some of them sat on the front lawn, cheering and blowing whistle. A few were standing on a truck parked nearby, giving speeches against the government led by Yingluck Shinawara. The protesters didn’t try to enter the main building. Police were seen standing guard at the main entrance. The Government House has been under tight

THE quality of infrastructure in the Philippines is second to the last in the Asean region, said Dr. Adoracion Navarro, senior research fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), during the forum “Financing Infrastructure in the Philippines” held at PIDS recently. Navarro said: “In the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 of the World Economic Forum, the Philippines is ranked 98th among 144 countries in terms of quality of overall infrastructure. Philippine infrastructure is worse than Cambodia’s.” In the Asean region, the only country the Philippines overtook was Viet Nam that placed 119th, the Asean nation with the poorest quality of infrastructure. Ranked first in the region is Singapore, which

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MASS OATH-TAKING. Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno (holding a mic) swears in the newly elected barangay officials during a mass

oath-taking held at the tourism hall. Looking on are Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy (first district), Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (second district) and Abante Partylist Rep. Maximo Rodriguez. Infonet photo

‘Bonifacio’ as national hero pushed

Protesters allowed to enter Thai Government House


ON the 150th birthday of the Katipunan leader Andres Bonifacio, a bill was filed in Congress to declare him as national hero. Bayan Muna Partylist Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate filed this bill in the House of See HERO, page 11

CALM. The second year anniversary of Sendong in Cagayan de Oro approaches and Cagayan de Oro River appears calm as a riverboat cruises along. At the height of the typhoon two years ago the river was a rampaging monster that destroyed several areas and killed hundreds of residents. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Life advocate chides ‘growing immorality in media usage’ By Jennifer Orillaza of

THE increasing sexualization in today’s mass media must be given prime attention for leaving its influences unmediated may lead to

the corruption of moral and ethical values among the Catholic faithful, a life advocate said. Rolando Delos Reyes, Pro-Life Philippines Board Member and Courage Phil-

ippines President, urged the public to be more vigilant in looking after mass media to help lessen the proliferation of sexual themes in various media platforms. See USAGE, page 11

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Pelaez approves of FDC coal plant By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

Misamis Oriental provincial board member Vincent Kho Pelaez said the approval by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the FDC coal-fired power plant was not fast-tracked but went through the process since the previous administration. Pelaez belied reports that the go-signal from the SP, which earlier issued a resolution calling for a moratorium on the construction of coal power plants in the province, was done in haste. He said the FDC project started during the previous administration and that the current administration approved of the project when no opposition was received from stakeholders. Pelaez said the SP conducted two public consultations, one in Balingasag and the other in El Salvador, where stakeholders were invited. “It is very unfortunate that no groups attended except Xavier University in one of the public hearings,” he said. He added that the FDC company had sought endorsement from the SP

during the previous administration and that the current administration gave its approval after further studies on the environmental impact of the project. Pelaez said the SP was satisfied with the pollution control measures of the proposed plant. He added that another coal power plant proposed by Minerg y to be constructed in Balingasag has not been endorsed yet by the SP. This despite the rotating brownouts experienced in some areas of Misamis Oriental. Pelaez even cited that the Kings diesel power plant in Gingoog City has not solved the power crisis. For his part, Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, who was earlier vocal against the proposed FDC plant, could not be reached for an interview.

Regional Director Sabdullah Abubacar (center) of the Environmental Management Bureau answers every issue and query lodged by the protesters regarding the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificate for the coal-fired power plant to be established in Misamis Oriental. The group of protesters is composed of Sulog, Sulog, Save CDO, NGO’s, environmental and religious groups of Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental staged a rally outside the office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 on November 27, 2013 to air their sentiments. It was agreed by all parties that EMB-10 will indorse to DENR Secretary Ramon Paje the signature campaign of the group opposing the establishment of the coal-fired power plants in the province. (Peri Madridano/RPAO)

Communist rebels kill 3 civilians By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Three residents of sitio Abel, barangay Miarayon in Talakag, Bukidnon were killed

by the New People’s Army early Sunday morning during a strafing attack. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesman for the Philippine Army 4th Infantry Division based in Cagayan

de Oro City, said some 20 armed men of the NPA attacked a cluster of homes in the sitio for no apparent reason except “to sow fear among the residents and get back their support”. Uy identified the fatalities as Eddie Gawahan, Jonnel Yanda and Germinia Yanda, mother of Jonel who died inside their houses when hit by bullets from high-powered firearms. He said there were no reports of threats received from the NPA prior to the attack.

Philip pine Army soldiers conducted pursuit operations after the incident but had yet to report of the whereabouts of the communist rebels as of Monday morning. Uy said they were determining the origin of the NPA band as well as their escape route. He said the NPA usually harasses and kills civilians in areas where the group has lost support from the local residents. The NPA will be celebrating its 44th anniversary in the last week of December.

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Bonfire for medicinal purposes caused Butuan City P.8m blaze By PAT SAMONTE and JOEL PORTUGAL of Mindanao Daily News-Caraga

BUTUAN City––A small bonfire left unattended inside a house caused the November 29, 2013 conflagration that razed 18 houses and damaged an estimated P800,000 worth of properties in Purok 2B, Barangay Bading here. This was the result of an investigation conducted by Fire Officer 2 Julius Colo of the Butuan City Fire Station on the blaze that left 29 families homeless. According to Colo, Isabel Fortun made a small bonfire on the ground inside her house for medicinal purposes (palina). She later slept leaving the bonfire unattended. Witnesses confirmed they saw Fortun

make the bonfire. Colo said Fortun admitted that her sleep was disrupted by her neighbors’ shouts and saw her house on fire “which she believe(d) to be coming from the bonfire she made before she fell (a) sleep.” Colo said the fire started at 3:45 pm and after 4 minutes, two fire trucks from the Butuan Central Fire Station responded following a call

from a certain Rezel Augis. Another two units from the fire station followed, and moments later, a firetruck from Barangay Ampayon Sub-Station, two firetrucks from the Agusan FilipinoChinese Volunteer Fire Brigade and one firetruck from Gaisano Mall arrived. When the first firetruck came to the fire scene, the blaze had already engulfed Fortun’s house and had spread to neighboring residential houses mostly made of light materials, Colo said. The fire was put out and placed under control at around 5 in the afternoon, he said. No casualty was reported.

DOLE grants P6m to Butuan LGU for its BuB program

BUTUAN City––The Department of Labor and Employment XIII, on the occasion of the kick-off of its 80th anniversary on December 8, has granted more than P6 million to the city government of Butuan for its bottoms up budgeting (BuB) program which came out of the consultations with the local government unit. Regional Director Johnson Canete said there are 15 organizations in Butuan City which will be beneficiaries of the P6,195,712.50 grant. The amount was turned over by Canete and received by City Councilor

Sam Amante in behalf of Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. According to Canete, the DOLE office and the local government unit of Butuan will jointly monitor for the success of the projects funded by the grant. The fund, Canete said, was awarded to the groups or associations which have submitted their projects for funding. The projects were reviewed by the project management team of the DOLE prior before approval. A report from the Philippine News Agency

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embers of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro has undertaken an elaborate commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of a true Mason, Andres Bonifacio, at the Bonifacio Shrine in Divisoria, on the early morning of November 30, 2013. Honoring Bonifacio. A Mason, is an honourable task by brother Masons of Cagayan de Oro Lodge No. 298, under its Worshipful Master WB Kristoffer Eric Abellanosa. Masons here believe that Andres Bonifacio was a true Mason, having founded the Katipunan, a secret society which sought independence from Spanish colonizers through armed revolt, and was one of the greatest Masonic heroes in the ranks of Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini and Emilio Aguinaldo. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno who graced the event also described Bonifacio as “A true hero. A true Mason. and One who has catalyzed the revolutionary movement against the colonizers towards the turn of the century.” 150 years ago, Andres Bonifacio was born in Tondo, Manila, of parents Santiago and Catalina. Orphaned at age 19, Bonifacio was forced to give up his education to support his siblings. He married twice to which both marriages never bore him a child. As we were told in Philippine history, Bonifacio joined Jose Rizal’s La Liga Filipina, an organization which sought

SPECIAL FEATURE by Maelyn Brioso Roa reformation of the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. With Rizal’s capture and deportation to Dapitan, Bonifacio ministered in reviving the organization, continuing the pressure on the Spanish government to free the Philippines. With La Liga Filipina on one hand, Andres Bonifacio founded a secret society called the Katipunan. Contrary to Rizal’s pacifist approach in reforming Spanish colonial rule, this organization dedicated to armed resistance against the colonial government, to which Andres Bonifacio eventually became its Supremo. Sadly, the one true Masonic hero was executed under the command of another brother Mason, Bro. Emilio Aguinaldo, to whom he allegedly lost the presidency. However, there have been debates as to whether Andres Bonifacio should be declared as the first president of the Republic of the Philippines. In fact, a movement composed mainly with Philippine historians was launched to have Bonifacio recognized as the first president of the Philippines. In addition, lawmakers filed a bill seeking to declare Andres Bonifacio as our national hero. Whatever the results of these endeavors must be respected. It must be stressed, however, that Andres Bonifacio died of a worthy cause. He did not just contribute to liberate Philippines through grumbling but

his willingness to risk his life to attain such goal deserves more than a simple recognition. Mayor Oca Moreno said, “The commemoration of the patriotism of our heroes must also be accompanied by reflection so as not to defeat the efforts, sacrifices and deaths of our heroes. As Ninoy Aquino had said, ‘A Filipino is worth dying for.’ Let the seeds of their patriotism grow for future generations.” District Deputy Grand Master for Region 10-A Edwin P. Amene, in his welcome address, quoted CNN Hero of the Year Awardee Efren Peñalosa: “Each person is a hero within. You just have to look inside you, search it in your heart, and be the hero you already are. Serve others above yourself and be happy for such service.” AFP 4th Infantry Division Brigadier General Ricardo Visaya was the Keynote Speaker of the event. Among those in attendance were Past Grand Master MW Peter U. Lim Lo Suy, District Deputy Grand Master for R10-A VW Edwin P. Amene, District Deputy Grand Master for R 10-B VW Francis Celis, District Grand Lecturer VW Fernando G. Urot, Grand Rainbow Dad and President of the Past Masters League in Cagayan de Oro WB Erlquin Lim and the representatives of the appendant bodies, Cadena de Amor Chapter No. 16 Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the Amaranth, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, International Order of Job’s Daughters and the Order of DeMolay.

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A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II

China’s an ally EVEN before any Caucasian set foot on our shores, our forefathers had been freely engaging other Asian neighbors such as the Chinese in trade and commerce already thus making them not just friends but allies as well. Fast forward to the present time, we continue to peacefully co-exist with the Chinese who have opted to live here as citizens of this country. Many of them have been here since birth and have made good in the field of trading and now even in manufacturing. Undeniably, Filipinos of Chinese descent are in practically all business endeavors even leaving behind the native Filipinos. Whereas before, Filipino-Chinese citizens only worked under the employ of the more affluent native Filipinos, such is no longer the case at this point. More Filipinos are now under the employ of Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs. Observably, the local trade industry is the domain of our Filipino-Chinese compatriots. This industry is safely in their hands with native Filipinos content with simply operating neighborhood sari-sari stores. Why am I mentioning these facts here? It is because I have become wary with the tendency to shape our minds into thinking that simply because China is being assertive with its claim over territories that other countries such as the Philippines have existing claims also, they are already an enemy. Personally, I doubt if China will ever become our enemy. The long ties that we have with that country will surely prevail over temporary misunderstandings. But if our political leadership will be friendlier with countries asserting hegemonic control over the world, we might end up fighting a useless fight. This particular faction in the Aquino administration that is dragging the country into believing that it is better for us to align with America’s hegemonic goals in the Asia-Pacific region rather than resolving our ruffled feelings with China because of it’s assertion of sovereignty that is in direct conflict with our own assertions of sovereignty in some areas is doing a great disservice to the country. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is the face of this faction. It is del Rosario who is doing his best to erase whatever goodwill the Philippines has with China built over centuries of good relations. His apparent intention is to perpetuate that outmoded thought that we are Asia’s brown Americans. We are not. We have our own identity as a people but del Rosario would rather behave, think, walk, talk and act like an American in more ways than one. He is the one who is imagining that in spite of his brown skin he can be as superior as the Americans having been bred and educated in that country. I have no quarrel if some Filipinos would rather be Americans than Filipinos like del Rosario. But for him to drag the 98 million Filipinos to think the way he thinks toward America and China is to me pure and simple treason. America has no business meddling in our “imagined” spat with China over West Philippine Sea that China asserts to be South China Sea. Honestly, I don’t think this issue can’t be resolved by us with China. However, if the likes of del Rosario are given their way of resolving this problem, they will surely drag America to resolve it. If we truly believe that the West Philippine Sea is ours contrary to what China is asserting, then let’s settle this with China not with America. This is not America’s problem for God’s sake but ours. Can’t we as a sovereign state stand before the family See bacon, page 11

Opinion Pacquiao: ask, seek and knock! LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:7-8, the Holy Bible). -oooYOUNG PACQUIAO UNABLE TO PAY ROOM RENT: There’s a black and white picture of a young, skinny, and hungry-looking young man standing in front of an obviously dilapidated residential structure going the rounds of social networking sites lately, saying the man was the much-younger Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing champion, when he was yet a very poor nobody. Well, I could very well believe that that young man was indeed Pacquiao, and I could even confirm that, at one point in time when he was just starting to be a boxer, he was so poor he had to live in a forsaken and poorly-lit and often-flooded room, in a shanty which was located near dark-watered rivers somewhere in Malabon or Navotas, north of Metro Manila. I know, because at that point in his life, I was given a chance to have a very brief encounter with Manny on account of his inability to pay the measly rent for the rented room, which was prompting his landlord to be telling him quite so often to move out already, so the room could be rented out to others. -oooLANDLORD KICKING PACQUIAO OUT OF RENTED ROOM: His handler then, the late Rodolfo “Ompong” Nazario (the husband of then Sandiganbayan First Division Clerk of Court Minita Chico Nazario and who, later, would become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court), called me up and asked me to help Pacquiao talk to his landlord, to give the young boxer at least sixty more days. Ompong and Minita (well, I always called her by her first name, except when she got appointed to the high court) were such good friends of my wife and I (the two of them worked at the Sandiganbayan together) that I couldn’t say no to them, even if I didn’t know who Pacquiao was, at that time.

Priority Fresh Gospel of the day: Mateo15:29-37(December4, 2013-Wednesday) Matthew 15:29-37-And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came unto him, having with them [those that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. Then Jesus called his disciples [unto him], and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake [them], and gave to his disciples, and the

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Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio My only condition then was for Pacquiao to call me, so that I could be informed of what his real status was, and what promise I had to make to the landlord. Pacquiao somehow managed to get in touch with me, and the Ilocano that was in me, and the Visayan that was in him, really made it difficult for me to understand what he was telling me. -oooASK, SEEK AND KNOCK: Nevertheless, that brief conversation enabled me to talk to the landlord, who insisted, as a condition for Pacquiao’s continued stay, that I should be held liable for the unpaid rentals if, within sixty days, Pacquiao would not be able to pay. I was so pissed off with the landlord’s condition, but I couldn’t do otherwise then but to agree to pay if Pacquiao could not pay. It was because of my promise that the landlord allowed Manny to stay in the shanty for sixty more days. Pacquiao however subsequently paid his rentals, and so that was the first and last time I talked to him. He may not remember this now, but certainly, he will remember that, at one point in his career, he was being booted out of the room he was renting at that time because he could not pay, and it was a lawyer-friend of his handler, Ompong Nazario, that somehow managed to maneuver for his continued stay in that room. This is a proof that one should always be ready to help anyone and everyone who asks for help, for we will never really know what the future holds. Manny may not even know me now, but that doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is, somehow, somewhere in his past, he asked for help, and was graciously given the assistance that, who knows, could have even contributed to his future destiny as a great boxer and, yes, as a great preacher of God! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 09017 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email:,, and

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas disciples to the multitude: This gospel reminds us the “double concerns” of Jesus to human beings since He provided them both, spiritual and material foods. In Ephesians 6:8-Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free. Therefore, the blessings that they received were the results of their great desire to see Jesus and even for making Jesus as their “priority” of their lives. In Matthew 6:33-But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Are you seeking God? SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhDTony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request

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ASILAN – Gunmen have killed two merchants on Monday in an attack in the restive province of Basilan in the Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao, police said.

Police said the two victims – Arnel Diad and Levi Altuvero – were travelling on a motorc ycle when gunmen attacked them in the village of Languyan in Mohd Adjul town. The motive of the attack or who were behind it is still unknown, but rebels are actively operating in the province. The victims were natives of Zamboanga Sibugay province who were selling assorted kitchen

products in Basilan. It was not the first time that travelling merchants had been targeted in the troubled province. In January 2011, Abu Sayyaf rebels also ambushed a truck and killing 5 merchants selling mattresses; and other attacks that targeted civilians. Po l i c e d i d n ot s ay whether the latest attack was perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf or criminal gangs. (Mindanao Examiner)

Zamboanga City lifts curfew hours

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased CONCEPCION GABATAN LIMENA, who died on JULY 03, 2005 at Cagayan de Oro City and ALEXANDER K. LIMENA, who died on December 7, 2001. That the deceased left the following Real Property situated in Sitio Badiangon, Poblacion, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental, which is more particularly described as follows: TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-47584-B LOT NO. 39827, Cad 237 Lot 37259-E, Csd-104321007889-D “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot No. 39827, Cad 237 (Lot 37259-E, Csd-104321-007889), situated in Sitio Badiangon, Poblacion, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN (2,827) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered by and between their surviving children namely; MARION LEE GABATAN LIMENA and IVAN ALEXANDER GABATAN LIMENA, both of legal age, Filipino citizen, married, with residence and postal address at Dabatian St., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City and ESTHER CONCEPCION GABATAN LIMENA, of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, Dabatian St., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the HEIRS-VENDORS; and MARITES B. MANTUA, of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, with residence and postal address at Buntong, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the VENDEE. That for and in consideration of the sum of SIXTY THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (PHP 60,000.00) Philippine Currency is hereby acknowledge by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/S the VENDOR/S hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY. As per Doc. No. 420; Page No. 84; Book No. IX; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMELITO J. MARQUIÑO.

Z A M B OA NG A C I T Y - The Crisis Management Committee (CMC), through an unanimously approved resolution, has lifted the implementation of curfew hours effective Dec. 2, Monday, in this city. This was announced h e re Mon d ay by D e p ar t m e nt of Int e r i or and Local Government (DILG) City Director Mohammad Taha Arakama during the "Tribute to Heroes" held in front of City Hall. Arakama said the NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late MOISES P. ILOGON, SR., consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 5224-F, Psd-10-004664, being a portion of lot 5224, PLS-97, Agusan River Valley Public Land Subdivision), situated in the Barrio of Amparo, City of Butuan, covered by Certificate of Title No. T-4187, containing an area of 14,393square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF SALE entered into and executed by deceased Moises P. Ilogon, Sr.’s sole heirs, namely, widow Estrella L. Ilogon, Gilbert L. Ilogon, Madonna I. Plaza, Moises L. Ilogon, Minerva I. Montalban and Kristoffer L. Ilogon, selling, ceding, transferring and conveying above-described property unto vendee Juliet Baliola-Ilogan for and in consideration of P20,000.00, per Doc. No. 1636; Page No. 328; Book No. 6; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jose B. Guibone, Notary Public at Butuan City with PTR No. 0557054 -1-04-13 until December 31, 2013.

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resolution was unanimously approved during the CMC meeting held Thursday following recommendations from t he s e c u r it y of f i ci a ls as the peace and order situation of this city has normalized. "It is hereby resolved to approve the recommendation of the Task Force Zamboanga and the Zamboanga City Police Office for the lifting of curfew hours in Zamboanga City starting December 2," Arakama said quoting the resolution as stated. The CMC chaired by Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has implemented the curfew hours since September


9, the first day of the standoff brought about by t he inf i lt rat ion of hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) supporters of Nur Misuari in this city. The c u r fe w hou rs, which was first implemented for nine hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., was aimed to ensure the protection of the civili ans f rom t he M N L F rebels. It was later shortened to six hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and recently to 12 midnight to 4 a.m. Meanwhile, rehabilitation efforts continue for the thousands of displaced families brought about by the standoff in September. (PNA)

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0221-2013 (R.A. 10172) December 3, 2013 In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172) , a notice is hereby served to the public that PAULINA DAGONDON DAYADAY has filed with this office a petition for Correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of PAULINA DAGONDON DAYADAY, who was born on July 7, 1979 at San Vicente, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines and whose parents are FELIPE QUEMADA DAYADAY and CANDELARIA SERANA DAGONDON. Any person adversely by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 20 December 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 4 & 11, 2013

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CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-157

FLORDELIZ A. MALONGAYON AND ROBERTO A. APALLA, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on May 21, 2011, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Purok Ilang-Ilang, Acmac, Iligan City and Purok San Francisco, Acmac, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since January 2012 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation since January 2012 or for more than a year already, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 21, 2011 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on December 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 19th day of November, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013

"We cannot fail people who are believing in us to make their lives better. With the intervention of our divine providence we shall do no wrong," Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn T. Uy said during her speech before the newly-elected barangay officials in Zamboanga del Norte. (maa/ with Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

GENEVIVE B. BACOTE-DACO, Petitioner, -versus- HABIB H. DACO, Respondent

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-112 FOR: DIVORCE BY FASKH (Judicial Decree of Divorce)

DOT launches "Regatta of Hope" in Zambo City

ZAMB OANGA CIT Y – The Department of Tourism (DOT) in coordination with the city government launched on Tuesday the “Regatta de Esperanza” (Regatta of Hope) in this city. DOT Regional Director Mary June Bugante said it was named "Regatta of Hope" as it aims to help revive and boost the local tourism industry that was greatly affected by the September standoff. Bugante said event also targets to provide short term livelihood to the Badjaos who are among the thousands of people displaced by the standoff. Bugante said "Regatta of Hope"they are able to employ 20 Badjao men to sail colorful vintas at the Paseo del Mar shores to entertain foreign and local visitors. Bugante said the Badjaos are able to receive salary based on the minimum wage law, while engaging in hook and line fishing to augment their income.


GREETINGS: You are hereby required to appear or file within ten (10) days from the date of publication of this summons, either personally or through counsel with this Court at 2nd Floor Nancy Ali Building, Camague Hi-way, Tomas Cabili, Iligan City (infront of Shell Gas Station). Your answer/comment to the petition filed by your wife (GENEVIVE B. BACOTE-DACO) which in substance she prays for a grant of Divorce by Faskh and cancellation of the marriage contract. You are hereby required to serve a copy of your answer/comment upon the petitioner through her present residence address at Palao, Iligan City. Should you fail to come personally or through a representative or file your answer to the petitioner within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidence ex-parte upon which judgment shall be rendered. Iligan City, November 15, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Nov. 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-156

JOSEPH LAZARITO JORQUIA AND CHONA BALMORI PATOLTOL-JORQUIA, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------/

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: HABIB H. DACO c/o Mr. Camelo Arumpac 37 St., Western Bicutan, Tagaig City

She said the Regatta of Hope would last for two weeks. She said they have also employed seamstress that sew the colorful sails being used by the Badjao boatmen. Nursia Abdulkadil, one of the hired seamstresses, said the project of the DOT was of big help for them. “We were able to buy fresh fish and vegetables,” said Abdulkadil, whose family is housed at the sports complex, the biggest evacuation center. Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar disclosed in a separate interview that they intend to make the "Regatta of Hope" a permanent feature at the Paseo del Mar. The Paseo del Mar located at the back of the historical Fort Pilar Shrine is this city’s premier promenade by the sea. Salazar said the "Regatta of Hope" enhances our cultural richness, citing the vinta sails represents hope and happiness for the Badjaos. (PNA)

ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 1,1992, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Poblacion, Don Carlos, Bukidnon and Casisang, Malaybalay Citv-Bukidnon; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2004 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2004 or for over nine (9) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 1, 1992 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on December 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. , Iligan City, Philippines, this 19th day of November, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013

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OCD prepares Davao region for disasters


AVAO CITY -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 11 has embarked trainings on five topics all geared towards Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Davao region. OCD regional director retired B/Gen. Loreto Rirao in an interview identified the five training subject matters as: Communitybased risk assessment training; Contingency Planning; Incident command system; Simulation; and Rapid Damage Need Assessment.

He said OCD Central Office has earmarked P1.5 million budget to fund the initial training program. The first of the five trainings is about community-based risk assessment training which is now ongoing. Rirao said OCD 11 has conducted said training in pilot barangays of Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental. On Wednesday, OCD 11 is slated to conduct similar training to pilot areas in Compostela Valley.

Rirao said OCD 11 is targeting a total of 1,162 barangays all over Davao region to benefit from said five-topic training programs. If a significant response and speedy cooperation will be given by all concerned local government units, all the training programs will be completed by 2014. Rirao, however, said an

overwhelming response was displayed by LGUs in the conduct of the first of the five training topics. He said OCD 11 is observing the “bottoms-up” approach in the conduct of the trainings in which all data, information, discussions start from the lowest level of the community towards the highest level to ensure the effectivity and

success of the trainings. He is specifically referring the trainings to start from the purok level, then to family, and finally to the individual in order to absorbed fully the important facts and action plans in the trainings. As of now Rirao openly says there is much public

awareness on disaster risks issues but in terms of preparedness, he admits, Davao Region is not yet prepared. This is why, OCD 11 is investing time, money and effort on trainings of the said specific issues to fully prepared the entire region for both small and huge disasters. (PNA)

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security since last month when tens of thousands of protesters started to take to the streets. Earlier Tuesday morning, police removed the barriers surrounding the compound to make way for protesters to reach the interior fences. Permission was also granted to the protesters to enter the Metropolitan Police Bureau. But they didn’t go inside the compound and were demonstrating outside. Prime Minister Yingluck left Bangkok Tuesday morning for Hua Hin to prepare for the celebration of the Thai king’s birthday, which falls on December 5. (PNA/ Xinhua)

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nations as one who can stand on its own feet in dealing with other countries especially our neighbors? In this imagined squabble with China, we are made to believe that the best option is to arm ourselves. I don’t know how we can stand a chance against China if push comes to shove. And since arming ourselves is the only option under this stupendous thought, we have bought second hand navy vessels from America. How can these two navy warships stand a chance against China’s aircraft carrier truly escape me? But the foreign policy advisers of this administration led by del Rosario seems to imagine that we have a good chance against China if force is needed to assert our own claims. If this is not stupid, pray tell what is. China as what I’ve mentioned above has been a friend, an ally to us for centuries now. The Philippines has even become a strategic partner over the years to China proved by the fact that when local communists wanted help, they went to China for such help. Even today, FilipinoChinese entrepreneurs are having a heyday doing business in China. Do we have Filipino entrepreneurs having a heyday doing business in America? So who is more supportive of our cause? Your answer to this is as good as mine. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteurme.

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is second overall among 144 countries. Malaysia was ranked 29th; Brunei Darussalam, 43th; Thailand, 49th; Cambodia, 72th; and Indonesia; 92th. Lao PDR and Myanmar are not included in the ranking. The Philippines got the lowest rank in terms of quality of port infrastructure (120th) and air transport


independent films, we immediately incorporate it with sex. They are giving independent films a bad name. It is unfair for those people doing independent films that are not catering to sexual themes,” he said. Delos Reyes chided sexually-oriented books, movies, songs, and fashion shows, noting that they manifest “glamorized prostitution and pornography.” “Why do they have to do this? Is it for that same line of defense ‘for the sake of doing art’?” he asked. “In most noon time shows, why do product endorsers have to dance while literally wearing almost nothing?” he added. Influencing public perception Noting the papal document Inter Mirifica (Decree on the Media of Social Communications), Delos Reyes observed the great role played by the mass media in influencing public opinion. “The principle of moral responsibility for the proper use of the media of social communication falls on newsmen, writers, ac-

tors, designers, producers, displayers, distributors, operators and sellers, as well as critics and all others who play any part in the production and transmission of mass presentations,” he said. He added: “It is quite evident what gravely important responsibilities they have in the present day when they are in a position to lead the human race to good or to evil by informing or arousing mankind.” Need to counter-act In countering the incre asing s exualization in today’s media, Delos Reyes called on parents to be aware of current media trends and be more critical in monitoring what their children listen to and watch. “When it comes to gadgets, televisions, and computers, ma ke sure that these are in public places. Meaning to say, don’t allow your kids to have these devices inside their rooms. Let them use it in (the living room) but never inside their rooms to prevent things from

happening,” he said. “As much as possible keep these devices away so you can monitor them and they would be afraid to open such (sexual) material,” he added. In conversing with the youth, Delos Reyes said teachers must engage in a meaningful conversation with their students on the proper use and appreciation of the mass media. “Do straight talk…Do not beat around the bush, do not sanitize…If mass media is ver y obscene about it, we have to follow their language…We have to do the same. We have to speak in the same way, not in the sense of defilement but the sense of reality must be there,” he noted. He also emphasized the need to show a good example to the youth so they may have role models to follow on how to deal with the media influence they encounter every day. “Continually remind about the social and moral teachings of the church in the media. Let us all be good examples to our

youth in communicating the proper use of any form of mass media,” he said. Making a statement Delos Reyes urged the people to “express concern over the growing immorality in media usage” primarily through letting their voice be heard with the use of letters, manifestos, signature campaigns, and boycotting brands that promote media sexualization. “If we will teach people not to buy their products, then we will leave a mark as their sales go down. But as much as we are not doing anything, they will just continue with these fashion shows, they will continue to produce these magazines and billboards,” he said. “If we will not speak up, they will say that everything is okay. We need to work and as we are working, my invitation to you is to pray for the media, for the young people, and for all of us,” he added. “Let us prevent bad media from coming to our homes, schools, and churches,” Delos Reyes noted.

Representatives Thursday, saying a need for a national symbol to “represent patriotism, nationalism and resolve to fight against any foreign intervention and control” can be found in Bonifacio’s legacy. The bill raised again the debate between Bonifacio and Dr. Jose Rizal — the propagandist who inspired the revolution — as to who should be declared the national hero. “It has long been a debate in schools and other venues of learning, and even among ordinary Filipinos, who between Rizal and Bonifacio must the title National Hero attach. A lot has also been said in favor or against both heroes. It is also a fact that both are heroes in their own respective right,” Bayan Muna’s resolution noted. The bill noted there has been no law declaring a national hero for the country. A National Heroes Committee was created in 1993 through Executive Order No. 75 to evaluate and recommend Filipino national heroes, but failed to come up with a choice. “Some opinions say that deciding on a name might spur debates as to some his-

torical controversies about the lives of our heroes,” the bill said. Bonifacio Day on November 30 was declared a national holiday by the Philippine Legislature on February 16, 1921 through Act No. 2964 to commemorate the Katipunero’s birthday. While another legislation, Act No. 2760 in 1918 authorized the erection of a monument in memory of Bonifacio. Rizal’s day of execution, December 30 was declared a day of national mourning by General Emilio Aguinaldo on December 20, 1898. Bayan Muna said Rizal, through his two novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, was able to inspire the middle class to fight for reforms in society. “It is true that Jose Rizal through his writings was able to put across the need for changes in the country that was dominated by Spanish colonial power. His writings influenced intellectuals who actively participated in the fight for reforms in society”. But the bill noted that “Andres Bonifacio, on the other hand, was an intellectual impassioned by the need to change the oppressive and exploitative system not merely by writing about

it but also by acting on it. Thus he organized the Katipunero’s KKK.” Bayan Muna said the difference between Bonifacio and Rizal “lies in the ability of Bonifacio to translate Rizal’s writings into a language understandable to the Filipino masses and to transform and develop them into practice. Because of his actual participation in the KKK, Bonifacio was able to organize and mobilize thousands of Katipuneros in a revolution that ended the regime of Spanish Colonization and led towards a Filipino nation’s independence.” “Bonifacio’s heroism inspires in us the patriotism and nationalism that is resolute and uncompromising which the people and especially the youth must learn and imbibe,” the partylist added. Former Kabataan Parytlist Representative Raymond Palatino, in his online column in, also asserted Bonifacio’s legacy in the 1898 revolution is nothing to be glossed over. Citing historical records, Palatino said historians recognized Bonfiacio as the country’s first president. “Some historians believe that the Katipunan had become a de facto open

government after August 1896. John Taylor, custodian of the Philippine Insurgent Records, described Bonifacio’s supreme council as the ‘insurgent government of the Philippines.’ An article in the 1897 issue of La Illustracion Espanola y Americana referred to Bonifacio as Presidente de la Republika Tagala,” Palatino wrote. Palatino also added Bonifacio was recognized by another Asian independence hero for his feats at the same level as Rizal. “It is not only Rizal who is considered the ‘pride of the Malay race’. Tan Malaka, one of Indonesia’s national heroes and founding leaders, recognized the heroism of both Rizal and Bonifacio,” he said. “He specifically cited the revolutionary legacy of Bonifacio and his influence in sparking the anti-colonial movements across Southeast Asia. Professor Ramon Guillermo translated this quote from Tan Malaka: “Si Bonifacio ang pinakauna, hindi lamang sa Pilipinas, kundi sa buong Indonesia, oo, sa buong Asia na nanggaling sa, at edukado bilang, proletaryado, na nag-organisa ng mga proletaryo. (Bonifacio was the first, not only in the Philippines, but

in also in Indonesia, yes and the whole of Asia, to come from and be educated as a proletariat [working class] and organized the proletariat),” Palatino noted. Activists in Davao City held protest actions to commemorate Bonifacio’s 150th birthday and his legacy of nationalism. In the morning, the youth group AnakBayan staged a rally at the Bonifacio Rotunda along Magallanes Street The Kilusang Mayo Uno honored the proletariat leader with a march from Magsaysay Park to Rizal Park in San Pedro Street. Workers tore a symbolic paper denouncing “antiworker policies” such as labor-only contract and low wages. The farmers group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas also joined the rally. Their spokesperson Pedro Arnado said “just like Bonifacio, the KMP also fight for distribution of land to the tillers from the hacienderos and plantations.” Members of Gabriela read poems while cultural activists staged a play and dance depicting the Katipunan’s history and the continuing struggles of the Filipinos against American rule. (

infrastructure (112th). This is clearly worse than Cambodia’s 69th and 75th ranking in port and air transport infrastructure, respectively. Navarro attributes this poor turnout to underinvestment in infrastructure. In 2012, only 11 percent of the total appropriated budget for infrastructure was spent—a scenario that has not changed since 2010. Navarro said the decreasing reliance on official development assistance (ODA)

loans also contributed to the low quality of Philippine infrastructure. In 2012, ODA loans for infrastructure was more than US$5 million, which was relatively smaller than the figure in 2008 which was over US$6 million. As of 2013, there are 21 projects in the pipeline under the Public-Private Partnership scheme. Required investments in 18 of these projects are projected at US$5 billion.

Three of the 21 projects do not have cost estimates yet. Navarro challenged stakeholders in the financial sector to take advantage of the liquid financial market given the huge projects costs in infrastructure and the single borrower limits faced by banks in direct lending. Given the maturity of lending capital by Philippine banks (10-15 years) and the long gestation of

infrastructure projects (2530 years), the government could facilitate the creation of credit enhancements for infrastructure bonds that can be issued by private issuers. “The government should also organize a group of experts from both the private and public sectors to formulate clear mechanisms and an institutional setup to mobilize bank resources for infrastructure financing,” said Navarro.


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“Why do we have to teach the public about sex? … Is there any indication telling that (sex-oriented media) are only for married people? Anybody can pick it up whether you are a single person, a married person, or even a young person,” Delos Reyes said during the Pro-Life Seminar Series on Sex Education and the Media held last Nov. 16 at the Our Lady of Loreto Church in Manila. He noted that the proliferation of sexual themes leads the public to perceive t hat pre-mar it a l sex and homosexuality, for instance, are normal and acceptable despite the staunch opposition of the Catholic Church. Citing the increase of gay-themed independent films, Delos Reyes urged media practitioners to use mass media for the common good and not to sexually titillate the minds of the public with the use of pornographic materials. “Because here in the Philippines, when we say

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Holiday lifts Pelicans to 3OT win over Bulls

CHICAGO, After three overtimes and playing nearly 50 minutes, Jrue Holiday was happy to get off the court. Winning the game was a nice bonus, too. Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds left and the New Orleans Pelicans outlasted the Chicago Bulls 131-128 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). "I really just wanted the game to be over, to be honest," he said. "I felt we had some calls that didn't go our way, but in the third overtime, we had a chance to finally close it out." That's something that neither team could do before that point. The Pelicans called a timeout with 4.5 seconds, but coach Monty Williams wasn't about to take credit for the mad scramble that left Holiday with a clear path to the basket. "That's just something stupid," Williams said. "Jrue just makes the play. I'm not that bright. Sometimes I try to outthink myself. He just made a great play." "I'd love to tell you I'm that bright, but I'm not. We draw it up for a certain thing to happen, and he just made a good play. All the credit goes to him," he said. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists. The p oint guard made an 18-foot shot with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation

to tie the score at 103 and force overtime. Ryan Anderson had a careerhig h 36 p oints on 12-of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers for the Pelicans. Eric Gordon added 23 points. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 37 points and also had eight rebounds and seven assists. R es er ve Taj Gibs on had 26 points and 14 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy added 23 points and Joakim Noah had a doubledouble with 19 points and 10 rebounds. It was the Bulls' first game at home following a 1-5 road trip while the circus took over the United Center for two weeks. The Bulls lost for the first time at home after winning five in a row and now have dropped six of seven. They've won only once since point guard Derrick Rose was lost for the season with a tear in the meniscus in his right knee. "Right now a lot of things aren't going our way," Deng said. "We have to stick with it and keep fighting and keep working hard. It's not going to turn around by itself. We have to make it happen. We're losing a lot of close games right now. It's something we have to get better with. Individually, I have

to get better at making plays at the end of the game. "This was a toug h one, coming back from a trip. I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't tired out there. I was tired. A lot of guys were. Our team and their team, they had a back-to-back. We made a lot of fatigue and mental mistakes at the end." In the first overtime, the teams traded one-point leads for nearly three minutes before Deng's drive gave the Bulls a

109-106 advantage with 2:08 left. The Bulls then got consecutive defensive stops and had two chances to stretch the lead, but couldn't convert. Gordon then hit a three-pointer with 10.2 seconds to go, tying it at 109 and forcing a second OT. In double-OT, the Bulls rallied from a 118-113 deficit, taking advantage of New Orleans mistakes and tying it at 122 on Deng's drive with 4.7 seconds to go. The Bulls jumped on top

in the third overtime, but the Pelicans rallied and took a 127-126 edge on Anderson's three-pointer with 1:08 to go. Noah's basket evened it at 128, setting up Holiday. "We're beat," Williams said. "When you put your heart and soul into a game like that and guys come through, it just takes a lot out of you. I'm so proud of the way we won, coming off a back-to-back against one of the best defenses in the NBA, to be able to produce." - AP

The scores: NEW ORLEANS (131) - Anderson 36, Gordon 23, Holiday 19, Evans 13, Smith 12, Morrow 8, Roberts 4, Withey 2, Amundson 0 CHICAGO (128) - Deng 37, Gibson 26, Dunleav y 23, Noah 19, Hinrich 13, Snell 6, Boozer 4, James 0, Mohammed 0, Teague 0 New Orleans 24-26-2726-6-13-9 Chicago 21-35-2423-6-13-6

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